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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
of localized flooding but we thought it could have been much worse. we thought there could have been loss of life here in the state of virginia. we are happy to say that it is not as bad here as we thought it was. it looked worse than expected in some places in new york. >> good luck with your rescue efforts if you move up to new york and new jersey and those other places that have been worse affected by hurricane sandy. let's speak now to a resident in lower manhattan, n.y.. thank you for speaking to us. where is it like where you are? >> similarly the flood waters have receded. as of last night, streets were covered anywhere from about a foot of water to 6 feet of water. right now it is looking better but we did experience quite a bit of damage to one of the community centers where i work. the basement level of that building was completely flooded, up to 15 feet of water. >> 15 feet of water? >> this was the son of the basement area of the building in which we worked. it was almost filled entirely with water. >> a lot of lower manhattan lost power. what is the situation there now? >> we
WHUT
Oct 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
in a civil ceremony. there is a guest list of 800. there are some local specialties as well as many sponge cake said to be the favorite of the grooms mother. let me update you on the teenage pakistani girl shot and had at by the time to buy -- shot in the head by the taliban after campaigning for women's rights. she is apparently in the uk. the medical director at the hospital is giving us an update. gregg's and got out of the woods. having said that, she is -- >> not out of the woods. having said that, she is communicating very freely. and she is writing. she has a tracheotomy tube in because her air was swollen by the passing of the bullet. she is not able to talk, although we have no reason to believe that she would not be able to once the tuba is ours, which it may be in the next few days. in terms of her injury, she was struck just above the back of the left side. and the bullet went through the side of her jaw, damaging the skull, the jewel joint -- the jaw joint, went through the neck and some of the tissues of the left. the bullet was removed pretty much straight after the event. >
WHUT
Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
. it was put in place at midnight local time, about 13 hours ago. we just heard from the israeli military that one mortar has been fired from gaza, landing in open space in israel, causing no injuries. what happens is there are a few breaches in the hours and days after a cease-fire. there's a lot of relief on both sides of the border. school had been cancelled. people in gaza are fasting ahead of a muslim festival. >> the cease-fire, hams said that -- hamas had said it was responsible for one of the attacks. other smaller groups as well? >> i suspect the mortar that was fired nearly this morning was probably from one of those smaller groups. some smaller groups consider hma -- hamas has compromised too much. i do believe hamas wants those groups to stop firing. there are political gains on both sides. hamas can reassert its credentials and israel wants to be seen as being tough on militants. israel has bigger issues to deal with in the region, notably iran. is focused on improving the economy. >> six months since medvedev left the kremlin to become prime minister. he has seen his power a
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your state and local elected officials. >> president obama has to oversee the hurricane response in the midst of an election. how he handled the crisis could impact the results. the storm is disrupting campaign stops and early voting schedules. it is clearing supermarket shelves in new york, one of the major cities in its past president. and scrambled to stock up on batteries, a tortoise, and canned fruits -- torches. the new york stock exchange will close its trading floor. the prospect of weather systems colliding makes people apprehensive with a fear that they are headed for a perfect storm. bbc news, new york. >> let's go live to staten island in new york. a resident is joining us. what is it like and how worried are you? >> i am really not worried, because we have taken all the precautions we can, short of evacuating. we have enough food to last a couple days. are you on the ground floor? what have you done to protect your property? >> we don
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
to agree on the final $2 billion euros. athens wants spending cuts in defense and local authorities where as the international lenders are saying we want to see further cuts in salaries and jobs. that's a problem with athens because the finance minister is saying hang on. have you seen the pictures here? any further cuts in salaries and jobs could to the government. that would have serious preliminary cases and this could delay this next chunk of bailout money. we've got a dispute going on between the lenders. the i.m.f. wants to be strict and let's just have a listen about that situation from our correspondent on the ground in athens. >> disagreement within the tricyclea doesn't bode well for an agreement within the government. we're hearing the i.m.f. has taken a harder line than european commission and central bank so the greek crisis is still intractable. no one knows quite how the solve it. greece will enter its sixth conservative -- sixth consecutive year and public debt is set to sore to 179% of g.d.p. >> and of course that would be by far the highest in the euro zone. so this rep
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
for the beatles. >> i said, yes. >> the sales, even though it made it to number one locally,. or disappointments >> what happened was people like the fans thinking if we've purchased this single, the beatles will be off to london and we don't want to do that, if we want to keep the beatles right here. >> its a great beginning of the beatles story in pop history, but something special here had come to an end. bbc news, liverpool. >> liverpool's loss was everyone else's gain. let me remind you of our top stories. there's been funeral's taking place in the turkish border town after two women and three children were killed by shelling from across the syrian border. turkey has renewed its response by firing at targets inside syria among the military targets in particular. the turkish parliament has been discussing authorizing troops to cross into syria. government forces say that turkey is not planning to declare war on syria. that's all for the moment. stay with us on bbc world news. much more to come. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made pos
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. there is this idea that if you have this mass tourism and big bucks localism it dilutes the brand. it has been an unfortunate door- -- and massive tourism, it dilutes the brand. >> a politician plans to lead a protest against cia drones. it will start in the capital of islamabad. president obama has led a dramatic escalation in drone strikes. the majority of people killed have been alleged militants. but there are militants -- civilians that are among the dead. from islamabad, our reporter has this story. >> in the skies overhead, day and night. in the pakistani tribal belt, there is no escape from cia drones and no knowing where they will strike. this was one of america's biggest victories, a strike in june that killed al qaeda's second in command. the u.s. says drones are weapons that limit collateral damage. we met some of those on the receiving end who beg to differ. they have lost 12 relatives between them, all civilians, they insist. he buried two on companies and two cousins. >> when i saw their bodies in pieces, my heart wanted revenge. it still does. >> the remote control killers are
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
arriving a 200-ton dock was found to be carrying 100,000 species that threaten local marine life. and still to come on gmt, celebrations in uganda will be live as the east african nation marks 50 years of independence. >> a secret agent who infiltrated the i.r.a. on behalf of british securities says ehe's been abandoned by those he served and left with mental health problems as a result. he has lived under a false identity for almost 30 years after revealing sensitive information in one of the biggest criminal trials in irish and british history. colin campbell reports. >> raymond gilmore infiltrated the i.r.a. at the height of the troubles in i.r.a. and later earned himself an i.r.a. death sentence. >> i brought them to their knees. and saved countless amount of lives. >> but living under a false identity for almost 30 years he says he has been failed by the international services. the contract between the government. we served during dirtiest war. >> for some, though, raymond gilmore is still remembered as a traitor, guilty of betrayal. with the assistance of his m.p. he is now taking his
WHUT
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the national fingerprint database. >> but what followed was cause for dismay and some embarrassment among local and federal authorities. his body was snatched from the funeral home where it was being held by an armed gang, presumably members of los zetas. what the government hoped would be a powerful example of its military strategy against the drug gangs will only further influence the power that the ield. wheele they are deeply frustrated that the authorities don't have the body. the gang is now a shadow of its former self and lacks a clear leader. bbc news, mexico. >> this is gmt from bbc world news. i am george alagiah. the headlines, the red cross makes its first ever public appeal in spain to help those affected by the economic crisis. a pakistani schoolgirl cent of the taliban is in a stable condition after surgery to remove a bullet. let's catch up on business news with aaron. let's start with toyota. another recall. >> 2009. >> no 7 million cars. spec 7.4 million cars around the world in the recall now. it is the biggest single recall in history apart from ford in 1996. the problem is
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
now. >> today, it's a lesson in dowery, the local language. barely a fifth of afghan women can read or write. but that's still a big improvement from a decade ago. new schools in remote areas are helping. there's a big turn out for the launch of this government school. more than three million afghan girls are now getting some education. that still leaves two million who have never been to class. but attitudes are changing. >> they are the owner of the nation. they are the owner of the future. and they are the owner of all that is happening. >> it's a new era for these girls at a kabul school, now learning to play cricket. they would have had to stay at home if the taliban was still in power. safe inside the school walls, they're like children anywhere. curious about me and keen to talk. but outside they still face many restrictions and uncertainty about their future after nato forces pull out. this is just one example of the progress there's been in getting girls into school over the last 10 years. but this is kabul, and the rural and less secure area, there are still millions of gi
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> the door of the nobel opened at exactly 11:00 local time, as happens every year where the committee chairman makes his announcement. once again, it was a huge surprise. >> the nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> the european union emerged from the seventh station of the second world war in which tens of millions of people were killed. the aim was to prevent further conflict in europe. focusing initiatives on france and germany. >> today war between germany and france is unthinkable. this shows a well maintained effort and confidence that former foes can become close partners. >> what's now known as the european union expanded rapidly. the fall of the berlin wall led to eastern europe's country joining. and it was something the european commission president also focused on today when he gave his reaction to the award. >> european union was able in six countries to reunite almost all european continents. freedom, democracy. rule of law and respect for human rights are the ones that people all over the world aspire
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
. a party that wants to split up belgium appears to of made gains in local elections with most of the ballots counted. the slimmest national party has won more than 36% of the vote. there is some flash photography in this report. >> involved in politics, he's the man of the moment. the leader of the flemish nationalist party and the newly elected mayor of antwerp. the message of his victory address was clear -- >> the force of change has won and we will continue. we want to give a flemish people the government they want at all levels. >> and they believe the dutch speaking part of belgium, flanders, has spent too much money subsidizing poorer french- speaking region, a view shared by some voters. >> every time, money, money, money. 30 or 40 years. it's finished now. >> and work has chosen a new political leader. it remains to be seen as to whether belgium has embarked on a journey that one day could see the country split into two. >> the space shuttle endeavour has finally reached its new home in california after a three-day journey across los angeles. it traveled just 19 kilom
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
site, locals recall the tense days that followed kennedy's broadcast. >> if something had gone wrong, it was all over. >> these were two huge powers armed. it was serious. no more so than when a u.s. spy plane was shot down over cuba. cooler heads prevailed and a deal was struck two days later to remove the soviet missiles. in return, president kennedy promised not to invade cuba. >> i think we emerged from the crisis a lot stronger and have won another battle. the americans did not bomb us, we are just a little island. they are the most artful country in the world, but we are still here. -- they are the most powerful country. >> it could have ended differently. >> there's a new feature in the night sky which has killed the imagination of many and has astronomers very excited around the world. two amateur astronomers have discovered a planet that is lit by 4 different suns. >> the plan is are betting -- is orbiting two suns. orbiting.net is the data was collected by nasa's space telescope. a group of amateur astronomers identify the planets on a web site. humans are much better at sp
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
as a bit of a tinderbox and something like this could set off an angry reaction from the locals. >> there's never a good time to have this sort of thing happen but there doesn't seem to be a worse time given the tensions. >> of course we've seen in the last few weeks tensions between japan and china in particular but also japan and korea and japan and taiwanal heighten over a number of territorial disputes over islands and shown how significant this military presence by america is in this part of the world for keeping the peace. but also how och in a with a is the biggest u.s. base in this part of the world. it is a key strategic u.s. asset for deploying military forces around the region. but of course with the rise of china with a major military power and now increaseingly a naval power, it's something the united states and japan clearly want america to hold on to and want america to stay here. >> now tens of thousands of mourners line the streets to pay their last respects as the coffin carrying the former king passed by. the form monarch will lie in state for three months. it marked fo
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the most peaceful, has seen an increase in violence probably since april, when there was an attack. local officials said there have been lower level attacks as well, and over the past few weeks, that has gathered pace. they saw only recently the assassination of a former senior taliban official and his son because he had gone over to the government side. it seems as though, yes, the insurgency there is gathering pace. a lot of thoviolence going on ad it may be connected to the fact that nato troops are leaving by the end of 2014 and people are struggling -- jockeying for position, if you like -- for the battle. >> thanks for joining us. the father of the pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a taliban gunman has visited his daughter malala at the queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham. she was attacked as punishment for providing the education of girls and criticizing taliban militants. chirac in the u.k. to received specialized treatment. -- she arrived in the u.k. last week to received specialized treatment. >> encouraging speed, and we are very happy. i will tell a few more things.
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